erica mccartney

When I find myself in times of trouble, the poster on my wall comes to me, screaming LOOK AT ME!

Sometimes something can be right under your nose the whole time, something you see every single day but never really notice.

 Well today I noticed it. So just to make this clear I have a poster of The Beatles Abbey Road on my wall behind my desk. It’s been there forever because I have an intense love for The Beatles. It’s always been a poster that fascinated me, the different colored suits, the crosswalk stripes, and Paul walking barefoot.

 So here I am just going about my business and I look up and think…hmmm I wonder if Louis was referencing Abbey Road when he showed up in those pap shots the other day barefoot.

 So naturally I ask the my group chat if its possible that Louis was referencing the Abbey Road album or maybe just Paul McCartney in general.

 So we threw around some ideas, Paul went barefoot on the album cover to be ironic because he was a billionaire, but he also supposedly did it to reference the hippie movement and barefoot was a way to show that you were FREE.

 Seems like a logical reference to me? But I was still interested in if there were similarities between Paul and Louis in terms of things that have been happening lately.

 So I did some googling and this is what I found:

 In April 1962, McCartney had an affair with Erica Hubers, a waitress at a nigh club in Hamburg. In December the same year, Erica gave birth to a daughter called Bettina. Erica claimed McCartney got her pregnant. She filed a suit in court seeking alimony. McCartney categorically denied his parenthood but eventually paid Erica about $5,000 in child support. He never acknowledged his parenthood, though.

 While not completely similar to the surrounding circumstances the similarities are kind of interesting. May not April. Club go-er not waitress. January not December. Woman claims its his. He stays quiet about it. She wants child support and takes him to court to get it. And he pays her off.

 But after this whole Erica business he goes back to Liverpool and falls in love with a girl named Jane who is an actress, who lived with her parents.*cough cough*

 So after we laughed about the similarities there we asked ourselves if there were other Beatles connections.

 Our first thought was to make the Irving Azoff connection. And lo and behold The Beatles were one of the reasons that Irving Azoff went into music management. So moving on from that because we didn’t find anything else in relation to Irving and The Beatles (I’m sure there are more connections out there.)

 So after that Ashlee ( @unintentionalarry) made the connection with the MITAM website that was literally riddled with Beatles references. 

But that’s not it fam that’s not it.

 Harry made a Beatle reference months ago. 48 weeks ago to be exact in February of 2015.

The photo is captioned “Chains around my feet” which is from a Johnny Cash song called “I got Stripes.”

What else has stripes? The Abbey Road album. That’s what.

 But it doesn’t end there…

 A little background on the Abbey Road album (courtesy of @lululawrence ):

 “The band was falling apart and they had been doing all their crazy musical experimentation with other producers, etc. And it had brought about amazing music but they knew they only had one more album left. They were fighting a lot and had lost the feel of the band. So they went back to the dude who had produced their original albums. And he said he would do it but only if they did it like they use to. Back at Abbey Road, just him and the boys. All in the same room together writing music. Instead of them being spread all over the globe. So that’s what they did. And that’s how they created one of the most recognized albums in music history.”

So that all seems vaguely familiar. And then you have the fact that the boys recorded Olivia at Abbey Road Studios.

And the Lions. The lions have been killing me for months. So I thought well maybe the Lions’ were a reference to The Beatles too.

Well four things, John and Yoko were working on an album called Life With The Lions, in the 1960s Beatles cartoon their was a man eating Lion, a show called Between The Lions did a tribute to The Beatles, and then The Beatles (Ringo) in an lion outfit. 

I have no doubt in my mind that more connections are out there but this is just what we discussed tonight. Interesting things.

A discussion between me, @unintentionalarry and @lululawrence. Poor Jeni @ilove1dalmation is going to wake up to all of it. Lol